Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem opt out of contracts


It looks like the Miami Heat players will be staying together for another run at an NBA title. Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem all reportedly opted out of their contracts Saturday. The expectation is that all three will sign longer-term deals for less money annually, thereby allowing the Heat to bring in more talent.

News of Wade opting out was reported by Tim Reynolds of the AP. Wade was due $42 million over the next two years. Opting out should allow him to sign a new contract for more guaranteed money even if it will be for less of an amount per year.

I wouldn’t even want Wade on the team taking up valuable cap space based on the way he played in the playoffs. Then again, I said the same thing about Manu Ginobili last year, and then he turned around and played great in 2014. I just think his injuries have taken away some of his greatest talents.

Bosh reportedly is seeking a 5-year deal for around $15 million annually after opting out of his contract.

Heat veteran Udonis Haslem also opted out of his contract, Ethan J. Skolnick reported Saturday. He had a player option for $4.6 million next season.

LeBron James has already opted out of his contract and will likely sign for less money so the team can bring in more talent.

Now Pat Riley needs to make good use of the extra money by going out and getting some talent to help LeBron.

Gabrielle Union hints she pulls out some sex tricks after Dwyane Wade loses (Video)

Dywane-Wade-Gabrielle-UnionIf you’re ever wondering why superstar athletes don’t seem to care as much as fans when they lose a big game, this is why. What happens to Dwyane Wade after the Miami Heat are sent home from the NBA Finals without a trophy? His fiancee Gabrielle Union tries to make him forget all about it.

During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen on Monday, Union was asked if it is automatically a “bad night” with her and D-Wade if they’re together after a disappointing loss.

“No, it means you pull out some tricks,” she replied. “The trickery comes out.”

Union then started making a motion like she was stretching and cracking her neck.

“I’m like, ‘Alright, missed the game winner…’” she added.

Now we get why Wade doesn’t mind that Union is open with him about her bathroom habits. If she takes care of him after a loss the way she claims she does, it’s all worth it in the long run.

H/T Jocks and Stiletto Jill

Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches suing police over child abduction charge

Dwyane Wade Siohvaughn FunchesDwyane Wade’s lawsuit-happy, whacked-out, totally nutso ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches is suing her ex-husband’s attorney and Dolton Police alleging that they framed her for child abduction, according to a report.

The Chicago Sun-Times says Funches claims police “violently attacked” her at her home two years ago. In the suit, she alleges that Wade’s divorce attorney James Pritikin conspired with Dolton Police officers to have her falsely arrested for child abduction when she did not return her children to her ex-husband as directed by a judge.

And how’s this? Funches reportedly “says she suffered a torn rotator cuff, asthma attack and a panic attack due to her rough treatment during the arrest.”

[Related: Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches acting homeless on Chicago streets]

As a bonus, Siohvaughn is acting as her own attorney. Maybe that’s because nobody wanted to work with her anymore.

This woman is nuts. Simply nuts.

Dwyane Wade wears one last ridiculous shirt to end the 2014 NBA season

LeBron James glasses Dwyane Wade shirt

Thank goodness for Dwyane Wade and his questionable fashion choices. I’m not sure the NBA postseason would be the same without them.

Even though the Miami Heat couldn’t win Game 5 and extend the NBA season, at least Wade gave us one more terrible shirt for the road.

As Not Bill Walton on Twitter noted, Wade looked like Kid from Kid ‘N Play, while LeBron looked like he had a pair of 3D glasses on:

For more past Wade fashion follies, see below:

Dwyane Wade wears white flood pants and high black socks
Dwyane Wade wears overalls, rolled up pants to Game 3
Dwyane Wade wears capri pants
Dwyane Wade wears tango-colored outfit
Dwyane Wade’s super skinny pants
Dwyane Wade’s hot pink pants
Dwyane Wade wears glasses with no lenses
Dwyane Wade wears jacket with floral pattern

Dwyane Wade can’t jump and got rejected by Tiago Splitter (Video)

Not long ago, Dwyane Wade was one of the best and most explosive players in the NBA. That day, though, is long over.

Wade has very little explosion left and can’t jump the way he could when he was younger. He’s been dealing with knee injuries the past few years and his lack of hops has shown. Take what happened in the third quarter Sunday of Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Wade drove baseline against San Antonio and went up to dunk. A few years ago, this would have been a poster moment for him. Instead, he realized he couldn’t dunk and went for a layup. Tiago Splitter got credit for a block even though he probably should have been called for a goaltend.

Tiago Splitter Dwyane Wade

It’s really sad at this point, though it’s something you could see coming. LeBron James shorted himself when he chose to go to Miami and pair up with Wade, who was older than him despite being in the same draft class. He should have known Wade was going to age and he should have teamed up with younger stars. Now it’s costing him a possible championship.

Dwyane Wade has his toenails painted black for Game 5

From wearing capri pants, absurdly skinny jeans and shoes with no socks, to being called a “Groomzilla” by his fiancee, we already knew Dwyane Wade was a “metrosexual” to put it generously. But were you aware of his toenail painting habit?

Three years ago we passed along a quote from Wade about the first time he asked for black nails during a pedicure.

Wade says he always has his toenails painted black, but there was still a stir when ESPN’s Brian Windhorst tweeted the following before Game 5 of the NBA Finals Sunday:

You could see how people would be rolling their eyes over that one.

Dwyane Wade black toenails

When Wade shared a photo on Twitter of his black toenails a few years ago (seen above), he called it “Rockstar” ish. He better play like a rock star for the Heat, otherwise they’re toast.

Dwyane Wade lazy defense in NBA Finals compilation (Video)

If you feel like Dwyane Wade has been a weak link for the Miami Heat during the NBA Finals and longer, this video will definitely support your position.

Dwyane Wade defenseOur friend Dylan Murphy put together this compilation video, and it shows Wade playing some incredibly lazy defense during the Finals. He’s often loafing it down the floor and the last guy to get back on defense. He doesn’t locate his man well. He wasn’t keeping track of his man well. He was getting out-hustled all over the place.

If you’re wondering why Manu Ginobili had so much success in Game 1, look no further than Wade’s bad defense as the reason. Seriously, his lazy defense was constantly exploited by the Spurs.

I don’t know, maybe Wade’s knees are seriously limiting his effort here. Maybe this is all he can do. But it sure doesn’t seem like it. And no matter how you look at it, it’s certainly putting the Heat at a disadvantage.